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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
what is happening to the promise of the arabs spring and what does this mean for the united states? i certainly think it is important to ask these questions and to seek answers as you are doing today. let me on a personal note start with what happened in benghazi. no one wants to find out exactly what happened more than i do. i have appointed an accountability review board that has already started examining whether our security procedures were appropriate, whether they were properly implemented and what lessons we can and must learn for the future. we are working as thoroughly and expeditiously as possible, knowing that we cannot afford to sacrifice accuracy to speed and of course our government is sparing no effort tracking down the terrorists who perpetrated this attack. and we are focused as we must on what needs to be done to protect our people and our facilities. we had another terrible attack yesterday. i strongly condemn the killing of a long time yemeni employee at our embassy. we are working with yemeni authorities to investigate this and bring those responsible to justice as
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
in ignorance so we have got to do better. there's only one required religion in the united states in public school but i know about and i would note there is any more and that is in modesto, california and i helped them get that going after a conflict they had. they have done really well. all ninth graders take world religion for a semester and it has been fine. the religious community supported in modesto but there are many world religions electives proliferating. fairfax county has the 11 and maryland has quite a few. not many districts have a lot of world religion elective and bible courses are proliferating. not all of them good but some quite good. the core curriculum with more national inclusion of teaching of religion is a tougher nut to crack because of all the issues of concern about teachers not being prepared to teach about religion. we have to address the core curriculum including more about how religions are part of society and the role of religion. we have got -- come along way in 20 years but we still have a lot of work to do. >> next question. the want to add to that? >> i d
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
. in 1970 he warned about the dependence of the united states on fossil fuels. in 1984 he urged our american leadership to understand the complexity that challenges and the volatility of circumstances in the middle east. i believe america would be a better place had george become president of the united states. [applause] that doesn't mean his campaign was a failure. 1972 campaign to open the political process that infused a new generation with the belief in what eleanor called the politics of the impossible. that kind of politics that george and the enormous respect across the aisle and transcended partisan lines and along with it enormous, enormous achievement. there are children today, and jim mcgovern mentioned it, children today in the world living and have better lives because of what george and bob dole did together. [applause] >> on the surface, george mcgovern and i should be part senator dole said. he is a liberal democrat i am a republican of the conservative stripe. he ran for president when i was chairman of the party. i suspect our voting records
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
was always home so matter -- the united states was a second home and a great place to go to school, but at the end of the day home is always home and when you are home, my life is much more meaningful than what i was doing here in the state's, more rewarding. when i go to the schools and one of the students who is 20 years old and gets up and says if it wasn't for this program i could never write my name, for i recently came back from graduation of one of our schools which is located in a village in the mountains where few have gone, and we had 44 students graduating, and one of them who had gotten married when she was in ninth grade, then her husband took her to where there were no schools so she ended up having kids and pursued the family life and her husband was very for but she wanted to complete her high school social managed to convince the husband that we have to move back to this village where she can finish high school and she just graduated and she wants to become a parliamentarian and representative so making a difference in somebody's life that you don't know at all and
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
. as a lawyer in arkansas, as first lady of the united states, and more recen
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